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instant-on

Software-based devices that are immediately available for user input right after being powered on. No matter how hard the industry tries, it takes quite a few seconds to boot up everything, including smartphones and tablets. The only true instant-on is to put the computer into sleep mode or turn the screen off on a mobile device. In such cases, it takes only a second or two to come alive. See MRAM and instant-on operating system.



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